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Best suburbs to live in Illawarra Region, NSW

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Kiama Downs

4.5Ranked 1st
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Willow Cooper

"Great"

I love it there because you don’t need to lock your car and every body around is so friendly so if your looking for some where to live or stay I really recommend to check this small beautiful little t…
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Unanderra

4.5Ranked 4th
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zakks

"great suburb"

lived in unanderra my whole life, everybody knows everybody in their street, mostly great people, could have improvements to parks for kids
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Sanctuary Point

4.5Ranked 5th
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amyb38

"Paradise surrounded by beauty"

Heart of Shoalhaven. So central to beautiful national parks, huskinson and Vincentia. Peaceful location with many birds and kangaroos. Lovely golf course. This area is still a hidden secret unlike Vi…
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Flinders

4.5Ranked 6th
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Philip Ellis

"Best suburb for retirees"

I moved from Northmead Sydney to Flinders near Shellharbour. It has been 7 years of sublime bliss. A clean and green environment . It is situated in a gentle valley and though soundproof from the soun…
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Berry

4.5Ranked 7th
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harrisont5

"Amazing little country town"

I love berry 10 mins away from the beach it has some very nice shops a beautiful main road and nice old style building
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Balgownie

4.5Ranked 8th
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matilda33

"Awesome views and quiet"

Only lived here 7 years from Sydney and love it. Balgownie has a great small community with everything you need in the cute villiage of shops. Great views of the escarpment, quiet, low traffic and sup…
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Bulli

4Ranked 10th
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seanm16

"Highly Recommend"

One of the handful of areas I would recommend buying a property in the Illawarra.
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Cudmirrah

4Ranked 11th
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KimC

"Holiday Suburb, Great to get away and relax."

Near everything you could want for a quiet weekend or even a few weeks away. Set between the ocean with a quiet beach great to play a game of beach cricket, and the lake which you can take out boats, …
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Barrack Heights

4Ranked 12th
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Myopinion11

"best place to live"

I lived in Strata ave Barrack heights for 2 years.I loved it.The neighbours where fantastic.When i went away they would watch my house for me and feed my animals.The street was lovely and quiet and th…
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Warilla

4Ranked 13th
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blahdeeblah

"Great little coastal town without the huge price tag"

I have spent a good deal of time around the Shellharbour, Warilla and Warrawong area, Warilla is a little surprise packet with a surprisingly low price tag, though I expect this change in the near fut…
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North Nowra

4Ranked 14th
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capturelife

"Quiet but close to everything..."

My family have lived in many places across NSW through my husband's work and have found North Nowra our favourite so far. The village has a very small shopping centre (supermarket, hairdresser, newsag…
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Mittagong

4Ranked 15th
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mpov

"Highlands Gateway, Convenient, Peaceful & Green"

Lived in the highlands for 20 years in a few places and Mittagong is my favorite. The people in Mittagong are great and helpful; I've never had a problem with anyone. They are pretty down to earth an…
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Helensburgh

4Ranked 17th
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laurenw30

"Love this quiet little town"

I have lived here for many years its great for young family and children great parks nice and close to the beach very friendly people. Needs footpaths and kerb and gutters the council seem to miss th…
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Corrimal

4Ranked 18th
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Geoff Payne

"Very convenient and friendly"

Very convenient to shops, beaches, transport, Olympic heated swimming pool, regional library, 3 supermarkets, free car parking, freeway and trains.
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Kiama

4Ranked 19th
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ronnief

"Great coastal town!"

Kiama boasts a very friendly population of 22,000. A beautiful coastal town surrounded by pastures and forests with only a129 km drive south to Sydney, 30 minutes to Wollongong and 15 minutes to Shell…
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